What We Believe

 

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The Well of Nashville is a different kind of church community lead by Pastors Carl and Leann Albrecht. We meet every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Scarritt-Bennitt Center in the Harambee Auditorium in Fondren Hall… Close to Music Row and Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities. It is a convenient location for all of middle Tennessee.  The Well meetings are a time of relaxed fellowship, worship, prayer, Bible study, and whatever else the Lord directs us to do. Our motto is “No agendas, just Jesus.”

MISSION STATEMENT

Our goal as a church is to have gatherings for all people to come and experience times of refreshing in the Lord’s presence without a fixed agenda or program. We respect, honor, and make no judgements about what God does in other denominations or meetings. The focus is on worship, the word, prayer, and intimacy with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

MINISTRY OBJECTIVES

We want the Lord to freely move at The Well of Nashville so all who come will receive from Him. We also set this time aside to worship and bless the Lord, and to honor Him for WHO He is, not for WHAT He gives. We believe Jesus is “The Wellspring of Life”… He said those who drink of His “living water” will never thirst again. We invite all who come, to drink deeply, and experience the risen Christ. He is risen indeed!
John 6:35 – Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

CREED ———————————————————————————————-

We believe that there is one God, infinitely perfect and eternally existent in the persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the eternal deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His appearance on earth through a virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death to take away the sins of the world and restore right relationship with God, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal future return to earth in power and glory.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe in the fullness of the Holy Spirit as the empowerment of the Christian for witness and service. We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are operative in the church today.

We believe that the Bible is the Holy Spirit-inspired, authoritative Word of God and that it is eternally reliable.

We believe that salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that repentance toward God, faith in Jesus, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary for salvation.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost – those who are saved to eternal life, and those who are lost to eternal separation from God. – Heaven and hell.

We believe in one universal church that is the body of Christ.  We believe that Christ is its head. We believe that all who are born again are its members. We believe the church’s purpose is offering worship to God; fellowship, ministry, and instruction to itself; and evangelism and service to the world. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in baptizing believers by immersion in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the importance of the Lord’s Supper and emphasize that believers should gather regularly to partake of it, remembering the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord, and celebrating the new covenant with God and each another as we anticipate His glorious return.

We believe in the ministry and presence of angels and the reality of satan and demonic beings. We believe in the legitimacy of spiritual warfare and that we have been given authority over all the power of the enemy concerning individuals, families, cities, and nations.  Luke 10:19 – I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

We believe in the sanctity of life, celibacy for singles, sexual purity for all, and the sacredness of  traditional marriage.

We believe that Jesus Christ has called both men and women to the ministry of God’s word and power (Galatians 3:26-29). Though men and women have differing roles, women are to be encouraged and released in the ministry of the church, including public ministry as God leads.

We believe in God’s continued calling on Israel, and we accept a calling to comfort, encourage, and stand with the Jewish people throughout the world (Romans 1:16; Romans 11:11-26).

We believe that when Jesus ascended He gave spiritual gifts to His people, enabling some to serve as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the purpose of equipping the church and bringing the body of Christ into maturity (Ephesians 4:1-11), and that He continues to give these ministry gifts today.

We believe that God has entrusted to His church both the message and ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5), and we must be proactive in tearing down dividing walls based on racial, socioeconomic or denominational background.